Regency Portraits Catalogue
Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817), Daughter of George IV
'A little smaller than myself, well-covered, especially - and too much - about the hips; white, fresh and appetising as possible, with fine arms, pretty feet, large light blue lively eyes, altho' upon occasion they get the fixed stare of the House of Brunswick' (Catherine, Grand Duchess of Oldenberg to her brother the Tsar, cited in the Grand Duke Mikhailovitch's Scenes of Russian Court Life, 1913).
Referencesback to topHolme 1976
Thea Holme, Prinny's Daughter, 1976.
Robert Huish, Memoirs of HRH Charlotte Princess of Wales, 1818.
Mrs Herbert Jones, The Princess Charlotte of Wales, 1885.
D. M. Stuart, Daughter of England, 1952.
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.